Franklin First United Methodist Church Preschool & Parents Day Out Program

Preschool

A child initiated, teacher directed curriculum fits well within the center based programming at Franklin First UMC Preschool.

We see that every child develops at a different rate.  That’s why we have a carefully selected curriculum.  The goals and guidelines of this curriculum correlate with TNELDS, Tennessee Early Learning Development Standards.

Preschool-PDO-3Our curriculum follows the philosophies of the nationally acclaimed Creative Curriculum, a comprehensive program where children learn through intentional play and teaching.  Children in our Preschool program will learn literacy, math, social studies, science, art and processing skills through planned activities that are developmentally appropriate.

A child initiated, teacher directed curriculum fits well within the center based programming required by the State of Tennessee for the STAR assessment program.

Parent’s Day Out

A program that is specifically designed so your younger children can grow and learn about the world around them through play, music and art.

We realize that all children are unique.  In the Franklin First Preschool we customize our activities to the needs of your children.  As the capabilities of the children develop and grow, our activities grow and expand in the same way.  Each day our activities will balance between active, fine motor, gross motor, and quiet play time.

We love to be creative.  In Art, we work with paints, play dough, crayons and a variety of other materials.Preschool-PDO-1

For literacy, we read stories and even get creative and use our imaginations as we make up stories and have fun with language. In Music, we learn to respond with our voice in fun and appropriate ways.  We sing fun songs and play musical games.

Our Purpose

We will provide your child a loving Christian environment  where they can grow to become part of a caring, responsible community. We are designed to take a child from the first group experience as a toddler to a Kindergarten readiness classroom that prepares them for future adventures in education.

At Franklin First Preschool & Parent’s Day Out, we believe that the whole child is important.  We look at your child’s development as spiritual, emotional, social, mental and physical.  We provide an opportunity to develop each of these areas at his or her own pace. Your child’s self worth and self esteem are vital.  That’s why we offer an atmosphere of love, warmth and safety.  As one of a child’s first group encounters with other children, it is important that this experience is positive, uplifting and enjoyable.

The trust extended to us to care for children is not taken lightly.  We will strive to make this program a meaningful place for both you and your child.

Don’t miss the fun this Summer. Registration for summer camps will open the first week of April, 2022.

Summer Fun Days 2022 Information
Summer Fun Days 2022 Application
Summer Fun Days 2022 Permission Form

Fees and Tuition

Registration/Supply Fee: $150 Non-Refundable

Open Public Registration 2022-2023

Application for PDO PreSchool 2022

Tuition is determined by the number of days your child attends.

Monday and Wednesday Parents Day Out (children who are 18 months of age through Three Years of Age by the same date)

Class makeup is determined by groupings by age.  The youngest two’s class will have eight children to two teachers ($240.00 per installment) and the oldest two’s classes will have ten children to two teachers. ($230.00 per installment) These classes fall under the Parents Day Out provision of TCA 71-3-503b.

Monday and Wednesday Three Year Old Class

$230.00 per installment – This is the two day per week option for three year olds. This class will have two teachers and ten children.  Children are required to be potty-trained to be enrolled in this class.  This class falls under the Parents Day Out provision of TCA 71-3-503b.

Tuesday/Thursday PDO Class – $230.00 per installment. This class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This class will have children from young two’s to young three’s and will have two teachers and ten children.  This class falls under the Parents Day provision of TCA 71-3-503b.

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday Three Year Old Preschool Class

$300.00 per installment.  We offer a three day per week class for those children who are three years of age by August 15th of the school year.  This class is licensed and falls under the State of TN STARS designation like the four year old and Pre-K classes.  There will be ten children in the class and two teachers.  *This class does require children to be potty trained.*

Tuesday/Thursday/Friday Young 4’s class

$300.00 per installment.  We offer one three day per week option for a combination class of oldest Threes and Younger Fours. It is a licensed class and falls under the STARS designation and is in alignment with the TNELDS.  There will be 12 children in the class with two teachers.  This class is specifically for children who will be 4 in the summer or fall of 2022. Children with late summer birthdays who plan to hold back Kindergarten or children who miss the Kindergarten cut-off should enroll in this class to prevent doing Pre-K two years in a row.

3-day Pre-K Class

$300.00 per installment. This class will meet Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  This class will have 13 children and 2 teachers. This class is for those attending Kindergarten the following year. Children will be eligible to attend Kindergarten in the fall of 2023 if they are 5 years old before August 15th, 2023.   Our curriculum is Learning Without Tears, used in line with the TNELDS and with knowledge of kindergarten expectations. These are licensed classes that fall under the STARS designation.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Four Year Old Pre-K class

$375 per monthly installment.  This class will meet Monday through Thursday.  This class will have 16 children and 2 teachers. This class is for those attending Kindergarten the following year. Children will be eligible to attend Kindergarten in the fall of 2023 if they are 5 years old before August 15th, 2023.  Our curriculum is Learning Without Tears, used in line with the TNELDS and with knowledge of kindergarten expectations. These are licensed classes that fall under the STARS designation.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Four Year Old Pre-K Class

$375 per monthly installment.  This class will meet Tuesday through Friday.  This class will have 16 children and 2 teachers. This class is for those attending Kindergarten the following year. Children will be eligible to attend Kindergarten in the fall of 2023 if they are 5 years old before August 15th, 2023.  Our curriculum is Learning Without Tears, used in line with the TNELDS and with knowledge of kindergarten expectations. These are licensed classes that fall under the STARS designation.

5 Day Pre K- Monday through Friday

$450 per monthly installment.  This class will meet Monday through Friday.  This class will have 16 children and 2 teachers. This class is for those attending Kindergarten the following year. Children will be eligible to attend Kindergarten in fall of 2023 if they are 5 years old before August 15th, 2023.  Our curriculum is Learning Without Tears, used in line with the TNELDS and with knowledge of kindergarten expectations. These are licensed classes that fall under the STARS designation.

Affiliations

Franklin First United Methodist preschool is a licensed program through the State of Tennessee. The program has been awarded the 3 STAR rating, the highest rating available under licensing in Tennessee. The Preschool is a member of the United Methodist Association of Preschools.

The Preschool and Parent’s Day Out Programs are a ministry of Franklin First United Methodist Church and use the facilities at the Franklin First UMC Main Campus at Mack Hatcher located at 120 Aldersgate Way, Franklin, TN 37069

Chapel Time

Each week the Children’s Ministry staff of Franklin First UMC come to visit the children of the Preschool for chapel time. We sign songs, learn Bible stories and pray together. We use an A-Z curriculum and celebrate a different story or attribute of God for each letter of the alphabet.

Staff

Our teachers are highly qualified through years of experience and often advanced educational degrees.

All Franklin First Preschool & Parent’s Day Out teachers are CPR and First Aid certified for both adults and children and are updated in the latest training in the TNELDS, Tennessee Early Learning Developmental Standards. All teachers earn a minimum of 18 hours of additional training annually.